Joel Meyerowitz: Retrospective

Jan 28, 2015 6:00PM
"I think all the stuff on the street is a gift. But you only get it if you go out there every day. You have to be there to see it, you have to read the content of the street. 
I think it's rich with potential meaning, and with the light changing every minute, that, too, changes the meaning of what you read. I am always looking to make a photograph of something nearby, and something far away, at the same time.
 For me, that 's what so exquisite about being out on the street, that it's throwing all this content at me all day long, and I am trying to see what can I do with all this loose information, how can I put a frame around it to make it somehow astonishing, while actually it is just ordinary life?" Featured image ("New York City, 1975) and excerpt are reproduced from Joel Meyerowitz: Retrospective.